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Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport

General information

Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport is the largest airport in Nigeria and one of the busiest airports in Africa. The airport serves the cities of Lagos and Ibadan and is named after Murtala Muhammed, a former head of state of Nigeria. The Nigerian airlines Arik Air and Air Peace offer many connections to and from Lagos. Between the two busiest airports in Nigeria, Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport and Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, there are 15 to 20 daily flights. An excellent hotel at the airport is Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, a good place to stay for early flight in morning.


Where is Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport situated?

The airport is located in Ikeja, northwest of the city centre. The A5 (Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway), E1 (Lagos-Ibadan Expressway) and A1 (Ikorodu) highways are a short distance from the airport.

How many terminals does Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport have?

Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport consists of four terminals and two runways. The two domestic terminals, DT1 and DT2 (privately funded, also known as MMA2), are located on the east side of the airport. The two terminals for international flights are located in the middle of the airport between the runways. The airport’s two international terminals, one opened in 1979 and one opened in 2021, are a short walk from each other. Incidentally, the oldest international terminal was built after the example of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

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The distance from Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport to the centre of Lagos is 21 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Lagos.

From LOS Airport to Lagos City centre by Car
21 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport by public transport. Visit the Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Lagos is about NGN 5000.-. Book your taxi at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From LOS Airport to Lagos City centre by Taxi
21 km
NGN 5000.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Arik Air
  • British Airways
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Kenya Airways
  • Qatar Airways


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection By Hilton, Lagos

Featuring a fitness centre and views of city, Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection By Hilton is located in Ikeja, 7 km from Kalakuta Museum. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also welcomes guests with a restaurant and a terrace.


Joygate Hotel & Suites, Lagos

Joygate Hotel & Suites features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Lagos. Among the facilities at this property are a shared lounge and an ATM, along with free WiFi throughout the property.


Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Lagos

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Sheraton Lagos Hotel is located in Lagos. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a seating area.

Hotels in Lagos

Looking for the best hotels in Lagos? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


The White Orchid Hotel, Lagos

The White Orchid Hotel features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Lagos. This 5-star hotel offers an ATM and a concierge service.


The Lilygate Lagos, Lagos

Offering a restaurant, The Lilygate Lagos is located in Lagos. Each room here will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. Featuring a bath, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer. You can enjoy city view from the room.


Villa Thirty Three, Lagos

Situated in Lekki, Villa Thirty Three offers free WiFi and private parking. The hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom, seating area and refrigirator. All rooms include a flat-screen TV with with satellite channels.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Krazy World Interactive Zoo & Park Entrance

Enjoy an interactive zoo with activities for the entire family. Spend time with our animals up close including dwarf goats, wallabies, llamas, and deer. Refresh in the swimming pool or try your hand at miniature golf.


From Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Marvel at the towering natural arches of Ponta da Piedade on a boat cruise from Lagos. Sail over turquoise water and see gems, such as D. Ana Beach while listening to commentary from your guide.

Tour & transport

Lagos: Dolphin Watching with Professional Marine Biologists

Take part in a spot of dolphin watching and experience a unique and exciting tour during your holiday in Lagos! Enjoy an up close and personal interaction with these magical creatures on a once in a lifetime tour.


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Juan Dela Cruz
11 months ago

Literal shithole. If you want to experience A+++, top-of-the-shelf corruption, this is the place. Feels more like a 3rd world jail than an airport. Beware!!!

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